Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain My rating: 4 of 5 stars Having discovered I belong to a large group of people (introverts) that don’t necessarily “fit” into what the Western culture thinks of as ideal, I decided to read this book. It seems to have … Continue reading Book Review: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking
Facial paralysis during air travel: case series and literature review as original seen in The Journal of Laryngology and Otology. I thought this was a very interesting neuropathy. The pathophysiology involves a eustachian tube defect. Take that and add in the quick pressurization when flying and you get a droopy face! I’m wondering why it … Continue reading Unilateral Facial Palsy in Air Travel
No one wants to talk about it: ICD-10. It’s coming, ready or not, in about a month. What is a therapist to do? Never fear! WebPT is here with “ICD-10 Bootcamp Webinar!” Who: PTs, OTs, SLPs who need to be able to code using the new ICD-10 coding system– that’s everyone– and who have been … Continue reading It’s Coming: ICD-10 Bootcamp Webinar
Measurement Error in the Immediate Postconcussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT): Systematic Review as originally seen in The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. I’ve been seeing a lot of research and continuing education looking into concussion management here recently. The ImPACT test seems to be fairly popular at both local, college and professional levels of sport … Continue reading ImPACT Testing in Concussion Management
I recently had someone ask me, “Are stroke and heat stroke the same thing?” I thought it was a good question. We use the same word to describe very different medical conditions, leading to some confusion. So here’s your answer in 2 very entertaining videos. Heat stroke: Stroke: So in summary the HEAT STROKE has … Continue reading Stroke Vs. Heat Stroke: What’s the Difference?
As we celebrate 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the United States legislature (as well as legislatures at the state level) are moving to disembowel the heart of the ADA. The whole point was so that people with disabilities have access to their work, school, community environments and therefore, become citizens who … Continue reading Complex Rehabilitation Technology Awareness Week
Podcast from Neurology Now Magazine Today we’re looking at Pompe, a progressive genetic disease which, to me, has the physical symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy (generalized skeletal muscle weakness, hypotonia in addition to other things that make it stand out including: weakness of respiratory and cardiac muscles, cardiomegaly (big heart), enlarged liver and macroglossia (big tongue)), … Continue reading Pompe Disease